Experimental Response Cinema and the Austin Film Society are proud to present the Texas premiere of Vera Brunner-Sung’s feature film Bella Vista.
Vera Brunner-Sung’s first feature follows the experiences of outsiders in Missoula, Montana. American English language instructor Doris (Kathleen Wise) imparts lessons of assimilation to her international students in the classroom. But in her off-hours she is adrift, treading a fine line between solitude and loneliness. As her students find friendship and community, Doris discovers her own true identity in the secrets of the vast Western landscape.
“Vera Brunner-Sung will certainly be a strong voice in the new American independent cinema.” – FIPRESCI Festival Reports
“An emotional, meditative work.” –Art in America
“An affecting study of the American psyche.” –The Oregonian